I have worked at Celtic Castles for nearly 6 years and, along with my fellow team mates, I go through different stages of my favourite castle/s. Borthwick Castle has recently completely wiped the slate clean, however, and has taken over as not only my favourite castle, but the best property I have ever stayed in!
Borthwick Castle is full of rich and dramatic history, dating back 600 years. From the minute you walk through the doors, you are hit with the sense of stepping back in time, whilst being surrounded by opulence and outstanding service.
The castle is most famous for protecting Mary Queen of Scots, under attack from the opposite hill by Oliver Cromwell. The damage can still be seen to this day as one of the castle's wall has a large gouge in the stonework.
The property boasts a range of beautiful public rooms, which are perfectly set up for your exclusive-use castle stay. Enjoy a Medieval banquet in the Great Hall, a spot of relaxation in the State Room with a coffee and a dram in front of the roaring fire, or reach the top floor Garrisons for a more intimate event space, perfect for cocktail receptions, ceremonies and dances.
Available for exclusive use, Borthwick can accommodate up to 30 guests in a range of uniquely designed bed-chambers. I was lucky enough to enjoy the Lord Borthwick room; with this being one of the grandest rooms in the castle, we felt truly spoilt! With a beautiful free standing bath and walk-in shower, this room was just perfect!
The castle is located just 12 miles from Edinburgh, so roughly a 30 minute drive, and is surrounded by beautiful Scottish landscapes.
This luxury property is available for exclusive hire, with rates starting from £12,000 for a 1 night stay or £18,000 for a two night stay, for up to 30 guests for bed and breakfast accommodation.
With your stay comes a dedicated castle staff, who will provide you with the warmest of welcomes, a highly professional service with a friendly personal touch!